Grosvenor Arch

Round Trip Distance: 0.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 6195 - 6220 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Grosvenor Arch
Fee: none
Attractions: Scenic arch

Grosvenor Arch is located off of the Cottonwood Canyon Road in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument southeast of Cannonville, Utah. Grosvenor is actually a double arch with the largest of the pair towering 150 feet high by almost 90 feet wide. The gothic like arch gives it a medieval appearance that is striking to see and photograph.

To get there from Cannonville head south on the Kodachrome Road. The pavement ends after 7 miles at the Kodachrome State Park turnoff.  

Continue on the Cottonwood Canyon Road for another 9.6 miles. Other than being a bit dusty at times this part of the road is well suited for 2wd highway vehicles. A sign cautions that 4wd vehicles are recommended when the road is wet.

Turn left at the Grosvenor Arch sign onto the Last Chance Creek Road for the final mile. 

The Grosvenor Arch trailhead is well known to mapping software so the easiest thing to do is to download the instructions to your phone before leaving home. That way you don't have to worry about losing cell service before reaching your destination. 

A wheelchair accessible path runs from the parking area to an observation circle that is at the perfect distance from the arch for taking photos. 

From here the entire picturesque sandstone cliff with its impressive arch fits easily within the cameras frame. 

The arches medieval appearance is even more striking peering up at it from directly below.  

The whole area around the arch looks worthy of further exploration. Those with enough time will find a well worn dirt trail that leads in the direction of the cliffs to the left of the arch. Visitors can also look forward to a wheelchair accessible picnic area and restroom for their convenience. 

Grosvenor Arch is a fun stop for those venturing down the Cottonwood Canyon Road. For us it was an additional stop for a visit to Kodachrome Basin State Park. Besides the campground at Kodachrome Basin there are a few primitive sites in the area that will accommodate both tents and RVs. Anyone traveling in the area should find a visit to Grosvenor Arch well worth their time If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.